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Xie Zhenhua – China’s climate czar

Xie Zhenhua is once again the People’s Republic’s chief negotiator at climate conferences.

Xie Zhenhua was actually already in political retirement. But then the climate expert’s career really took off again. When it came to defining the long-term climate targets of the largest CO2 emitter, Xie played an important role. With his decades of experience, it’s hard to imagine Chinese climate policy without him. Now he is taking on a key role at the COP27 world climate conference in Egypt.

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